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College of Arts and Architecture Newsline: April 26, 2013


For a complete schedule of College of Arts and Architecture events, including performances and exhibitions presented by our museum and performing arts units, visit the college's Web Events calendar at

Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

~ “Architectural Drawing from Pencil to Pixel,” WWW Drawing Symposium, Saturday, May 11, 2:00 p.m., New York Drawing Center.
Renowned architects meet rising stars from the worlds of fine art and computational design to discuss the evolution of architectural drawing in a digital age. For more information, click here.
Co-organized by the Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture and the Drawing Center, New York.

Department of Art History

No announcements for this week.

Borland Gallery

~ Developing Environmental Consciousness, an exhibition featuring photos by students in Photography and the Environment, will be on display in the Borland Gallery on the Penn State University Park campus, April 29-May 3, 2013. Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. A reception will be held Monday, April 29, at 4:30 p.m. To read the full story, click here.

Center for the Performing Arts

~ Dotty and Paul Rigby share love of music and 2013 Distinguished Service Award. To read the full story, click here.

Palmer Museum of Art

~ Lit with Piercing Glances: Linocuts by James Mullen, continues through May 19, 2013
~ “Varied and Untried”: Early Twentieth-Century American Painting from the James and Barbara Palmer Collection, continues through May 5, 2013
~ Drawn to Paint: The Art of Jerome Witkin, continues through May 5, 2013\

Gala 2013: Modern Mania: Immerse Yourself in the Avant Garde, Friday, May 10, 6:30 p.m., Ballroom, Nittany Lion Inn
For more information and registration, click here.

Paper Views:
Held the last Friday of each month in the Print Study Room, Paper Views is a series of one-day exhibitions that highlight works on paper from the permanent collection.
~ An Invitation: Reconsidering Race, selected by Phoenix Savage, artist-in-residence, School of Visual Arts, and fellow, Institute for the Arts and Humanities, Friday, April 26, 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

For more information on exhibitions and other events at the Palmer Museum, visit

School of Music


~ 6th Biennial Thompson Symposium for Master’s Degree Students: Research in Practice, Saturday, April 27, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Music Building I
The Thompson Symposium is intended to provide a forum for master’s degree students to share their completed and in-progress research with graduate students, faculty, and the general public. To learn more and/or register, click here.
~ Music at the Boal Mansion, Saturday, May 11, 7:00 p.m., Boal Mansion
Spring concert in the 1898 ballroom with performances by School of Music faculty and a reception of champagne and fine food.
For reservations and ticket information, click here.

~ Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) Solo Recital: Mi Jin Lee, piano, Friday, April 26, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall, Music Building I
~ Senior Recital: Ian Kenney and Alex Vecchio, voice, Friday, April 26, 8:00 p.m., Eisenhower Chapel, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center
~ Senior Recital: Evan Harger, trombone, Saturday, April 27, 3:00 p.m., 128 Music Building II
~ Senior Recital: Paul Rea, voice, Sunday, April 28, 2:00 p.m., St. Paul’s United Methodist Church

School of Theatre

Off Center (formerly called Studio Productions)
~ Broadway on Allen, free summer entertainment in the Downtown Theatre Center June and July 2013.

For more information about events and tickets, visit

School of Visual Arts

~ “Mind Field: A Re-Collection,” artist talk by Joe Julian, as a part of his exhibition in Zoller Gallery, Thursday, May 2, noon. For more information, see listing under Zoller Gallery.

Zoller Gallery

~ Saturday School Children’s Artwork Exhibition, April 27; reception, Saturday, April 27, 10:00 a.m.
The exhibition showcases works of art produced by 140 students ages 4 -18 enrolled in classes taught by advanced Art Education majors under the direction of faculty and graduate assistants over a period of eight weeks.
~ Mind Field, Joe Julian, School of Visual Arts Artist-in-Residence, April 29-May 10; reception, Friday, May 3, 4:00 p.m. To read more, click here.

For more information on upcoming exhibitions, visit

Institute for the Arts and Humanities

No announcements for this week.

For more information on lectures and events, visit


Spring 2013 Commencement
The College of Arts and Architecture will celebrate the 2013 Spring Commencement on Saturday, May 4 with a reception at 9:30 a.m. in the Walters Courtyard, followed by an informal procession to the Eisenhower Auditorium at 11:15 a.m. The graduation ceremony begins at noon and features Steven Tepper, associate director of the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy and associate professor in the department of sociology at Vanderbilt University, as commencement speaker.

Photo Gallery – 50th Anniversary Celebration
The College of Arts and Architecture’s 50th Anniversary was celebrated but not forgotten. Check out the photo gallery here.


ITS Offers Doceri Workshop

Penn State’s Information Technology Services is offering “Using Doceri: Best Practices for Use in Penn State Classrooms,” a free workshop for all faculty and staff, Friday, May 3, either 9:00 or 11:o0 a.m., 108 Sackett Building or via Meeting@Penn State desktop videoconference.

The presenter will be Steve James of SP Controls, producer of Doceri, an application that can be used with any Windows or Macintosh computer to control the computer with an iPad. This technology allows faculty to more easily involve students in problem solving activities as well as allows for a potential increase in mobility in the classroom.

To register, select one of the following links. 

9:00 a.m. session

11:00 a.m. session

Faculty and Teaching Assistants to Explore Technologies for Teaching During Summer-Fest

Faculty, instructors, and graduate students are invited to sign up for free workshops during Summer-Fest, developed to target technology as it relates to pedagogy and research, May 6-10, 2013. Topics include iPad-from the basics to image editing, and productivity apps. in the classroom, ANGEL, Adobe Connect, Accessibility, Google Docs, Sites at Penn State, and Yammer. In addition, workshops will be held by representatives from Apple, i>clicker, and

For more information on the various workshops being offered and to register, visit

Applications Sought for Commission for Women’s Mentoring Program

The Penn State Commission for Women's Mentoring Program is accepting applications for protégés and mentors for the 2013-14 academic year. The mentoring program promotes professional and personal development for full-time Penn State faculty, exempt and nonexempt staff, and technical-service employees, by pairing protégés with mentors who can provide advice and resources to help them meet their individual and specific professional goals such as career planning, job skills enhancement and greater University involvement.

The application deadline is Saturday, June 1. Full-time Penn State employees may apply online at


Denise Costanzo, assistant professor of architecture:
was awarded a 2013-2014 Faculty Research Grant from the College of Arts and Architecture for "American Architects, Postwar Rome and a Liberal Academy." She will be a visiting scholar at the American Academy in Rome for three weeks summer 2013;
- has published an article, "Text, Lies and Architecture: Colin Rowe, Robert Venturi and Mannerism,” in the Journal of Architecture;
presented a paper, "The Palazzo Soprano; or, McMansion as Threat," at the Society of Architectural Historians 66th Annual Meeting, Buffalo, April 10-14, 2013.

William J. Dewey, associate professor of art history, will present a paper, “A Case of Ignored and Misunderstood Religious Materiality: The Shona-speaking peoples of Mozambique and Zimbabwe,” at Colonial (Mis)Understandings: Portugal and Europe in Colonial Perspective, 1450-1900, the Centre for Overseas History International Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, July 17-20, 2013. 

Anthony Cutler, Evan Pugh Professor of Art History, has been selected to be a Visiting Scholar in Byzantine Studies at Harvard University's Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, D.C., February 2014.

John Dixon Hunt, Eleanor R. Stuckeman Chair in Design, was recently elected a "Membro straniero" (foreign member) of L’Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti, Venice, Italy. He is professor emeritus of the history and theory of landscape, Department of Landscape Architecture, University of Pennsylvania, and a widely recognized and published expert in the literature, history, and theory of gardens and landscapes.

Sarah K. Rich, associate professor of art history, presented a paper, “International Noise: The Musical Collaborations of Asger Jorn and Jean Dubuffet,” at Transatlantic Conversations and Abstract Expressionism, The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., April 20, 2013.

Marcus Shaffer, assistant professor of architecture:
presented a paper at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture annual meeting in San Francisco, March 21-24, 2013;
- will be presenting a paper at the International Conference on Material and Manufacturing Technology, Seoul, South Korea, May 11-12, 2013.

Congratulations to Marica Tacconi, professor of musicology, being honored today with an achieving woman award from Penn State's Commission for Women. Well-deserved!

Kristin Barry, Ph.D. candidate in art history, has been awarded a 2013 Graduate Student Summer Residency in the Institute for the Arts and Humanities. This will assist her in completing her dissertation, “Framing the Ancients: Modern Architectural Interventions at Ancient and Historic Sites."

Laura Sivert, Ph.D. candidate in art history, has been awarded a 2013 Graduate Student Summer Residency in the Institute for the Arts and Humanities. This will assist her in completing her dissertation, "Powering a Nation: The Cultural Landscape of the Tennessee Valley Authority."

Katie Guida, Ph.D. candidate in art history, has been awarded a 2013 Andrew W. Mellon summer internship at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art, Providence.  She will be a curatorial intern in the Department of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs.

No announcements for this week.

NOTE:  The Newsline is published bi-weekly. Look for the next issue on Friday, May 10, 2013.

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April 24, 2013
Photography and the Environment Take Over Borland Gallery

April 23, 2013
Dotty and Paul Rigby Share Love of Music and 2013 Distinguished Service Award

April 23, 2013
Music Alumna Chosen as Fulbright Scholar

April 23, 2013
Art History Professor Awarded John Carter Brown Library Fellowship

April 22, 2013
Alumna's Film Earns Spot at Major Festival

April 18, 2013
Karen Keifer-Boyd Receives National Award for Outstanding International Contributions in Art Education

April 16, 2013
French Architect and Historian to Give Public Lecture

April 15, 2013
Thompson Symposium for Music Education Master's Students Set for April 27

April 15, 2013
Ceramics Students Unite for a Cause

April 12, 2013
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